Summer Selfies: Just One of Many Reasons to Have Your Teeth Professionally Whitened

If there’s a season for selfies, it’s summer. It’s more than just perfect weather and sunny skies – summer is the season of outdoor activities, meals on the patio, and vacations with friends and family. How can you not snap a few photos while out enjoying some of the most fun you’ll have all year? 

While scenery has a lot to do with summer selfies, the main focus is (of course) your smiling face. If you’re not confident in your smile, that perfect summer selfie may never get posted. Yellow or discolored teeth can make smiling feel like more of a chore than a pleasure. 

Luckily, you don’t have to live with a smile you don’t like. A professional teeth whitening will have you smiling bright and help you capture the perfect selfie. Come in to see us at Greenway Dental Group in Greenbelt, Maryland, and we’ll work with you to get that pearly-white smile you desire. 

With an orthodontist and two dentists on staff, we’re also able to help you with any other dental needs you may have. Come in today to see what a professional whitening can do for you.

Selfies are good for you

Don’t let the naysayers get you down; selfies may actually have real health benefits. A recent study by Lancaster University found that selfies can improve your daily sense of well-being. 

Taking a daily selfie and posting it can improve your wellbeing through self-care, community interaction, and creating the potential to reminisce later on. Add in the mindfulness it takes to slow down and snap a picture, and you have the recipe for an all-around positive experience.

Why a professional whitening?

To put it simply, professional whitening is so much better than store-bought whitening treatments. While store-bought products do work, they don’t offer nearly the same level of results. The extra benefits of a professional whitening include:

Immediate results

The whitening kit you got off of the store shelf doesn’t know you. It doesn’t know the color of your teeth or whether you’ll be a cautious user. Because of this, most kits use smaller amounts of whitening chemicals spread out over multiple treatments.

When whitening your teeth professionally, our dentists will work with the current color of your teeth to get the best, most immediate results. And as professionals, they’re authorized to use higher doses of peroxide and other chemicals to produce better immediate results.

Custom color

Store-bought whitening kits are built to serve millions of buyers. While they may help whiten your teeth to some degree, they don’t allow for the personalization of a professional whitening.

When getting your teeth whitened at Greenway Dental Group, you know that you’re getting the best before and after your treatment. By analyzing your teeth and discussing your desired results, our dentists will make sure you get the perfect color for your smile.

Long-lasting brightness

One of the biggest arguments for non-professional whitening is cost. When looking at it initially, this argument holds up. How much better can a professional cleaning be than that $50 box on the shelf? 

As it turns out, it’s significantly better. If you consistently use a course of store-bought trays with good oral hygiene, your teeth should stay white for about a year. 

On the other hand, try a professional whitening combined with good oral hygiene, and you should see your results last 9-12 years! When all is said and done, a professional whitening can save you money overall, as well as the time spent re-whitening your teeth with new store-bought trays every year.

Don’t let summer selfie season pass you by because of yellow or discolored teeth. With a professional whitening, you’ll find it hard not to switch your camera to selfie mode. If you want to take your teeth to the next level, we’re ready for you at Greenway Dental Group. Call our Greenbelt, Maryland, office or request an appointment online today. 

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